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Things you would like to know about the new TCS boss, Rajesh Gopinathan

Country’s largest IT services company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) had announced that they have taken Rajesh Gopinathan as the new CEO and NG Subramaniam as president and COO of the company.

Gopinathan was the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and vice-president of TCS and has now succeeded the current CEO Natarajan Chandrasekaran as Chandrasekaran is seen to take charge of Tata Sons.

“Mr Gopinathan takes over from Mr N Chandrasekaran who has been appointed as the Chairman of Tata Sons, effective February 21, 2017,” TCS announced in a recent statement.

Subramaniam, who is currently functioning as President (TCS Financial Solutions) has also been appointed as a director on the board of TCS, the statement was read adding.

Let’s read some facts about him.

  • Gopinathan joined TCS in 2001 and was appointed as CFO of the company in February 2013
  • Prior to this, Rajesh was the Vice President – Business Finance.
  • It was him who was responsible for the financial management of the company’s individual operating units.
  • He has also professionally worked with Tata Industries.
  • Gopinathan has played a key role in helping TCS becoming a $16.5 billion global company with over 371,000 employees.
  • Born in 1971, the new CEO is approximately 45 years old.
  • Gopinathan, is an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, and has handled various finance functions over the last several years.
  • He also holds an engineering degree in electrical and electronics from REC Trichy (now NIT, Trichy).
  • Rajesh graduated in 1994, before pursuing his Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad.

When asked to comment on his elevation Rajesh Gopinathan conveyed, “It is definitely big shoes to fill. With continuous guidance from Chandrasekaran and the support of the TCS team, I am confident of continuing this great journey that TCS is on.”

He also added, “Vision, roadmap for TCS will remain the same as aimed earlier. Do not expect any major changes in TCS.”

Congratulating Gopinathan on his appointment as head of TCS was the then current CEO, Natarajan Chandrasekaran. What he said was “TCS’s core strength is its strong leadership talent that is collaborative and aspirational. I have been privileged to lead this company of great professionals over the last seven years. I am absolutely delighted that the board has chosen both Rajesh and Subramaniam to lead this company into the future.” He was noted giving his warm regards and best wishes to his successor.

” Rajesh has great understanding of the business and finance sides of TCS. I am very confident that he will lead TCS to great heights.” Chandrasekaran also added.

“Gopinathan will take charge of TCS when i will step down as MD & CEO of the company on February 21,” Chandrasekaran stated and confirmed.

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